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I have missed the EU Settlement Scheme deadline, am I too late to apply for settled or pre-settled status?

Although the deadline of June 30 2021 has passed, late applications can still be made. You will not have rights in the UK until you receive a Certificate of Application. See a summary of rights affected at: https://www.the3million.org.uk/rights-table.


The EU Settlement Scheme has made provision for late applications to be made by EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family who can show they have reasonable grounds for missing the deadline.


Please note, that family members not currently in the UK wishing to join their EU family members in the UK can do so following the Family Permit Route or by directly applying to the EU Settlement Scheme as a joining family member. The June 30 2021 deadline does not apply to these applications though they should apply within 90 days of their arrival in the UK if they enter the UK with an EUSS Family Permit. For more information see this Gov.uk family-permit link and our FAQ on Family Reunion


Some examples of reasonable grounds and more information on how to apply and provide evidence of your reasonable grounds can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-information-for-late-applicants/eu-settlement-scheme-information-for-late-applicants


The AIRE Centre has published a useful guide on How to submit a late application to the EU Settlement Scheme


You may need to seek legal advice or further support to determine whether you are eligible to apply for the scheme. There are some useful links here: https://www.the3million.org.uk/useful-links